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Project Management Institute Alaska Chapter
The PMI Alaska Chapter is a dynamic organization of Professional Project Managers dedicated to serving the business and educational community of Alaska through the advancement of Project Management.
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Here are the PMIAK Updated opportunities in VRMS – application period is open from 5/18/2015 through 6/14/2015. Volunteer Committee https://vrms.pmi.org/OpportunityView/OpportunityView/?opId=4469 Programs Committee https://vrms.pmi.org/OpportunityView/OpportunityView/?opId=4486 Communications Committee https://vrms.pmi.org/OpportunityView/OpportunityView/?opId=4487 Director of Sponsorship https://vrms.pmi.org/OpportunityView/OpportunityView/?opId=5079 For questions please contact our VP of Volunteer Maggie McKay
Location: Kinley’s Restaurant & Bar, 3230 Seward Hwy, Anchorage, AK 995033 Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Speaker: Frank Paskvan This month’s topic will be: The Prudhoe Bay FIeld Summer membership meetings IMPORTANT FYI's. 1. NEW LOCATION: Meetings are at KINLEY's Restaurant, 3230 New Seward Highway ! 2. BE PROMPT: Meeting will start promptly at 11:45. Plan to be there by 11:30 as meals will begin to be served at 11:45. The front door will open at 11:30, and if you arrive before then you can enter through the side-door with the handicap access ramp if you'd like to. 3. Chapter announcements will begin at about 11:50, and the meeting will finish at 1:00. First off the June Meeting will be our first Luncheon meeting for the summer. They will all be at Kinley’s Restaurant & Bar, 230 Seward Hwy, Anchorage, AK 995033 Agenda: 11:30 a.m. Doors Open 11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Networking 11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Business 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch, Keynote Speaker: Frank Paskvan Synopsis: The Prudhoe Bay Field is the cornerstone of Alaska’s North Slope Oil & Gas Resources. It is currently the life blood of the Alaskan economy, providing about 90% of the revenue that supports the Alaska state government and allows for hearty employment, funds a multitude of capital projects across the state, and provides funds to fuel the social and economic programs that help keep Alaska one of the most attractive places to work and live. Prudhoe Bay is a complex mechanism that is typically not understood by those not deeply involved with the technology that it takes to deliver the resource from where it naturally lies to the global markets that depend on that resource to keep the world energized, lubricated, and moving. Frank will walk us all through the Prudhoe Bay field in a way that will change many mysteries into usable and understandable facts that will help everyone know what it takes to keep Alaska running. About the Keynote Speaker: Frank Paskvan is a third generation Alaskan, and followed his father’s footsteps to the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ College of Engineering and Mines. Frank has worked for BP and ARCO for __ years in Alaska and in Jakarta, Indonesia as a petroleum engineer, mentor/coach and team manager. Frank has worked on a wide variety of oil and gas fields from discovery through project sanction and operation. Frank is presently BP’s Prudhoe Bay Integration Manager. Frank is BP's University of Alaska campus champion, where he actively supports college recruiting, R&D, and continuing education at the UA Process Technology program. Frank serves on the engineering advisory board and on the United Way of Anchorage's Board of Directors.
April Dinner Meeting - don't miss Dr. Brown's dinner talk! Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 5:30pm - 8:30pm Location : The Petroleum Club, 3301 C Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99503 This Month’s Topic will be: TBD Agenda: 5:30 p.m. Doors Open 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Networking 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m. – 8:00pm Speaker: Dr. James T. Brown, PH.D. 8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dessert/Adjourn About the Keynote Speaker: James T. Brown Ph.D., is president of SEBA® Solutions Inc., a Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute. He is the author of The Handbook of Program Management published by McGraw-Hill. James has a patent for a project scheduling methodology, and has received numerous awards including the "NASA Public Service Medal." James has a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, a MS in Engineering and a BS in Electrical Engineering. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE), a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Speaking Professional (CSP).
March Dinner Meeting Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 5:30pm - 8:30pm Location : The Petroleum Club, 3301 C Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99503 This Month’s Topic will be: Lessons Learned Over 30 years of Managing Projects Agenda: 5:30 p.m. Doors Open 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Networking 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m. – 8:00pm Speaker: Dave Kemp, P.E., PMP 8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dessert/Adjourn Synopsis: Dave will discuss the lessons he has learned in over thirty years of managing projects and working with diverse groups. Dave will describe his six years working with communities in both Swaziland and Bolivia managing the planning, designing and construction of rural water supply projects. Dave will also discuss his responsibilities managing large complex capital improvement projects in both Texas and Alaska. Finally he will talk about his role as Chief of Statewide Public Facilities. About the Keynote Speaker: Dave started his career in 1981 working as an engineering technician for the Rural Water Supply Board of Swaziland in Southern Africa. During his three years in Africa, Dave managed the planning, design and construction of numerous rural community water supply projects while his wife Jeanne worked as a nurse and gave birth to their two children William and Megan. Dave and his wife Jeanne also worked for three years as Regional Directors for an international development organization in Bolivia. Dave has a degree in Business Administration from Southeastern Louisiana University and a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Dave worked as a deck hand on a crab processing ship in Dutch Harbor in 1976, an elementary school teacher in the Del Valle Independent School District in Texas for three years, a project manager for the City of Austin Public Works Department for six years and was the Director of Public Works and Public Utilities for the City of Unalaska from July of 2000 until November of 2005. From November of 2005 until becoming chief in the spring of 2013, Dave worked as a Senior Project Manager for the ADOT&PF, managing the planning, design and construction of the Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery in Fairbanks ($42M), the William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery in Anchorage ($92M), the Kodiak Near Island Administrative and Laboratory ($18M) and various other projects. Since spring of 2013, Dave has been the Chief of Statewide Public Facilities. Dave is a licensed Captain, an avid duck hunter and has two grandchildren that he can’t wait to welcome into the duck blind.
December 2014 Dinner Meeting Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. This Month’s Topic will be: Project Managers are Different Agenda: 5:30 p.m. Doors Open 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Networking 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Kent Huey, Verification Lead, BP 8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dessert/Adjourn Synopsis: Kent will discuss how Project Managers differ in their thinking and activities from Project and Discipline Engineers. He will include discussion on how Project Management Processes apply to all Projects, both large and small and how Project Management Processes integrate into your daily activities. There will also be discussion on the characteristics of successful Projects as well as Project delivery shortcomings. Finally, there will be a challenge on how to integrate Project Management Principles into your personal life to the point that they become second nature. About the Speaker: Kent is currently employed as a Udelhoven Oilfield Services contract employee to BP Exploration Alaska. He fills the role of Verification Lead involved in coaching and training BP and their engineering contractors in BP’s GPO (Global Project Organization) Project Management Processes. In addition Kent, facilitates cross Functional Project reviews at the end of each stage of the Capital Value Process. Mr. Huey has been engaged since 1976 in all aspects of BP’s work in Anchorage and on the North Slope with roles in construction, engineering, operations, HSE and management of Alaska Clean Seas. Location : The Petroleum Club, 3301 C Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99503
2014 November Dinner Meeting Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. This Month’s Topic will be: Clarifying Your Message: The Client's Perspective Agenda: 5:30 p.m. Doors Open 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Networking 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Christina L. McDowell, Ph.D., UAA Assistant Professor of Business Communication 8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dessert/Adjourn Synopsis: The purpose of this presentation is to increase your awareness of the importance of effective workplace communication, from the client’s perspective. This interactive session will challenge you to manage your interactions with your clients—to stop and think before you write and speak. The session will include professional tips on how to communicate clearly and concisely via e-mail and when leaving a voicemail in a business setting. About the Speaker: Dr. Christina L. McDowell is an Assistant Professor of Business Communications at the University of Alaska Anchorage in the College of Business and Public Policy. She teaches “Managerial Communication.” This course focuses on improving writing, presentation, and teamwork skills within a professional environment. She previously taught courses on Public Relations, Advertising, Integrated Marketing Communication, Intercultural Communication, Public Speaking, and Interpersonal Communication. Additionally her expertise includes Strategic Corporate Communication, Communication Management, Crisis Management, Organizational Consulting, and Communication Ethics. Christy also has professional experience working in account services for an integrated marketing communication firm. As an account manager, she was responsible for client relations, market research and database development, account management, event planning, copy editing, marketing surveys, and collateral development. Location : The Petroleum Club, 3301 C Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99503
October Dinner Meeting Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 5:30pm - 8:30pm This Month’s Topic will be: Implementing Project Portfolio Management Agenda: 5:30 p.m. Doors Open 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Networking 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker Berry Kirksey, PMP 8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dessert/Adjourn Synopsis: What is PPM? How is it implemented? Once implemented, how is a project portfolio managed and executed? Project Portfolio Management (PPM) has evolved from project management into a multi-program discipline. It provides a level of synergy that cannot be acquired by independently managing projects. This session will provide a perspective on implementing and executing PPM as well as the approach used by a large, Alaskan-based company. About the Keynote Speaker: Berry Kirksey is currently the IT Project Portfolio Manager for AlaskaUSA Federal Credit Union. He is a seasoned leader with over 26 years of IT experience in the federal, state and private sectors. His background includes managerial and executive level experience in the areas of program and portfolio management, large scale IT operations, systems development, and IT governance. Berry holds graduate degrees in Project Management from the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) and IT Management from Touro University International. He is an adjunct professor in UAA’s Project Management Department and a member of the Department’s Advisory Board. Berry is also a veteran of the Armed Forces. In 2008, he retired from the United States Air Force as a Chief Master Sergeant with over 24 years of active duty service Location : The Petroleum Club, 3301 C Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99503
September Dinner Meeting Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. This Month’s Topic will be: Leadership: Innate or Acquired? Agenda: 5:30 p.m. Doors Open 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Networking 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Al Bolea 8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dessert/Adjourn Synopsis: Why do some people emerge as leaders and others don't? What is the core ingredient to becoming a great leader? These two questions will be explored and answered in this insightful expose' about leadership. About the Keynote Speaker: Mr. Al Bolea is the founder and architect of the Applied Leadership Seminars. He is the former CEO/GM of Dubai Petroleum and a retired BP executive. His industry career spans 40 years, including assignments in the US, UK and Middle East. One-third of his career was in the coal mining industry with the balance in the upstream oil and gas sectors. He has worked at nearly every level within industry: chairman, president, CEO, business unit leader, strategist, operator, financial analyst, planner, and hourly worker. He holds degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, Robert Morris University, and INSEAD, Paris. He’s been an intermittent leadership expert for the U.S. Department of Energy and an in-resident CEO at the University of Houston. He’s currently the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Leadership at the University of Alaska, guest leadership lecturer at the University of Houston, and board director of the Alaska Gas Pipeline Corporation. Register at www.pmiak.org
December Dinner Meeting Wednesday, December 09, 2015, 5:30pm - 8:30pm Location : The Petroleum Club, 3301 C Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99503 This Month’s Topic will be: Leading with Emotional Intelligence Speaker: BobbieSueWolk Agenda: 5:30 p.m. Doors Open 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Networking 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Speaker: Bobbie Sue Wolk, MS, PCC, BCC 8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dessert/Adjourn Synopsis: This talk presumes that the people within an organization are its most important asset. You will explore the human capital perspective of employees as the principal economic asset of the enterprise, examine human capital development and understand the differences of how to motivate employees from different generations, backgrounds and personalities. Happy employees are productive employees which significantly impacts the bottom line of an organization. The goal for our evening together is to engender deep insights and enable actual behavior and attitude changes to begin to take root. The aim is to help you achieve greater clarity of vision and to act in ways that are consistent and congruent with your own goals, values and intentions. I will build on the work of authors and researchers Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, Barbara Fredrickson, David Cooperrider and other pioneers in the evolution of Emotional Intelligence, Positivity and Appreciative Inquiry. Please come to the evening curious and with all of your questions. I look forward to meeting all of you About the Keynote Speaker: Bobbie Sue Wolk, MS, PCC, BCC is a principle and partner of Rosewood LLC, an Alaskan based business, which consists of three subsidiaries: Rosewood Coaching, Rosewood Accounting and Rosewood Research. Bobbie is the first International Coaching Federation (ICF) certified coach in Alaska and is also a Board Certified Coach (BCC), industrial-organizational psychologist, accountant, and business consultant, faculty member of College of Executive Coaching, adjunct professor at Washington State University, published author and entrepreneur with experience in all aspects of running organizations that achieve success. Bobbie holds an advanced coaching certification from the College of Executive Coaching (Graduate of the Masterful Coach Program). She is also certified as a Wellness Coach and a Mentor Coach. She has also trained and received certification under the tutelage of David Cooperrider, PhD at Case Western University, the person who developed the theory and research on Appreciative Inquiry.
Chapter Board Officer Application Announcing Alaska Chapter Board Positions open for candidates to apply for terms beginning 2016 Vice President/President Elect VP/Director of Finance VP/Director of Membership VP/Director of Professional Development (formerly Education) NEW PROCESS FOR BOARD APPLICATIONS: If you are a PMI Member and Alaska Chapter Member and are interested in applying for one of these positions go to vrms.pmi.org. You need a VRMS profile, if you do not have one, please complete this first. Then search on opportunities by filtering for the Alaska Chapter. Application Period is open now until November 25, 2015.
Fall 2015 Professional Development Workshop The Alaska Chapter of PMI will be hosting a one-day professional development workshop this fall. The event will include a full day of professional development classes, interactive sessions, and a networking reception. Friday, November 13,2015 NANA Development Corp. Conference Room Earn Seven PDUs Remember to Login to get the member discount. Cost for the professional development will be: Early Registration: Until 5:00pm Oct 16, 2015 $ 280 members $ 320 non-members Regular Registration: After @5:00pm Oct 16,2015 $ 330 members $ 370 non-members Speakers for this Professional Development Event are; Michele Brown – President, United Way of Anchorage Topic: Leadership and Collective Impact Michele's presentation is about Collective Impact. It brings people together, in a structured way, to achieve social change. People come together to collectively define a problem and create a shared vision to solve it. It is data-driven and establishes shared measurements, which allows for accountability and continuous improvement. It fosters mutually reinforcing activities. Coordinating collective efforts to maximize the end result rather than working in isolation. It encourages continuous communication, building trust and relationships among all participants and honest assessment of best practices. To make all this happen, there needs to be a strong backbone. That means having a team dedicated to orchestrating the work of the group. That’s where project management skills are needed, to facilitate all of these conditions which together produce extraordinary results. Collective impact takes us from common goals to uncommon results. Jim Bates – Dir. of Enterprise Technology Services - State of Alaska Topic: Leading Project Time Management Jim will be speaking on Leading Project Time Management.Project leadership has become more in demand as executives realize that projects are one of the most important ways that organizations achieve their strategic goals. Project Time Management is one of the three most critical constraints considered in achieving project success and ultimately project quality delivery. We will explore ways that project managers can use leadership skill to help lead, manage, and deliver timely projects. Walter Almon - Team Lead, Operation Mech. Civil & Lifting at BP Topic: Stakeholder Engagement and Collaboration Walt will discuss “Stakeholder Discussions - Stories”. The new rage in project management is to recognize and utilize stakeholder engagement and collaboration. In projects, the stakeholder can be an individual or organization that is actively involved, affected by, or influences the successful outcome of a project. As project managers, cost estimators, planners, construction managers, we are actively involved stakeholders in our Projects. Dr. Ginger Blackmon – Professor, UAA Topic: Leadership and Emotional Intelligence Dr. Blackmon’s teaching focuses on leadership. Her research focuses on student learning when schools are designed to address the learning needs, styles and opportunities for today's “digital natives”
November Dinner Meeting Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 5:30pm - 8:30pm Location : The Petroleum Club, 3301 C Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99503 This Month’s Topic will be: Managing Risk: An Everyday Exercise Agenda: 5:30 p.m. Doors Open 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Networking 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Speaker: Major Raymond C. Schulte, Jr. 8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dessert/Adjourn Synopsis: Each and every day we manage risk in our personal lives, business endeavors, volunteer activities, and a host of other situations both big and small. In the spectrum of risk management there are dedicated risk analysts who diligently investigate activities to identify, quantify, and communicate risks. On the other end of the spectrum are the various echelons of leadership who factor groups of risk into decisions ranging from investment, construction go/no go, and asset (read money) allocation across different business units. As with nearly all human endeavors, accurate, effective communication is key to conveying the precise risk information from the right side of the spectrum to the left side of the spectrum for risk management to have a substantial impact. About the Keynote Speaker: Major Raymond C. Schulte, Jr. was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force after graduating from Washington State University where he earned degrees in Military History and Business Administration with minors in Math and Economics. He was selected to attend the most elite fighter training school in the world, Euro NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training, where he graduated at the top of his class and was assigned to the A-10 Thunderbolt II. Ray flew many missions from Northern Japan to Thailand, as well as other worldwide deployments. Ray returned to Euro NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training as an instructor pilot and was later assigned to the F-15E Strike Eagle and after numerous assignments and served his final tour at Elmendorf AFB. After retirement from active duty, Ray was recruited to be the Operations Officer at the Kodiak Launch Complex, Kodiak Island, Alaska where he was in charge of daily operations. Under his command, 10 rockets and their payloads were successfully launched in world-wide operations. Ray currently works for BP as the Alaska Operations Risk Performance Manager.
October Dinner Meeting Speaker: James Kaufman Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 5:30pm - 8:30pm Location : The Petroleum Club, 3301 C Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99503 This Month’s Topic will be: Building a Quality Culture Agenda: 5:30 p.m. Doors Open 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Networking 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m. – 8:00pm Speaker: James Kaufman 8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dessert/Adjourn Synopsis: All of us work with or within organizations that have, intentionally or not, developed a unique management culture. A great part of an organization’s culture is defined by their awareness and understanding of quality management processes. We’ll discuss the process of developing a stronger quality culture and its role in setting the path to improved performance and profitability. About the Keynote Speaker: James Kaufman has over 30 years’ experience in the fabrication, construction, commissioning and repair of oil and gas production, refining and petrochemical-related equipment and facilities with leadership/management roles in some of BP’s largest projects including BP’s GoM Deep Water Development Program (Mad Dog, Holstein, Thunderhorse and Atlantis platforms) and the Whiting Refinery Modernization Program. Recent small/medium-spend capital project portfolio management experience with BP Exploration Alaska as the GPO Category B Projects Quality Advisor.
September Dinner Meeting Wednesday, September 09, 2015, 5:30pm - 8:30pm Location : The Petroleum Club, 3301 C Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99503 This Month’s Topic will be: Stakeholder Management and Communication: Know Your Customer’s Customer Agenda: 5:30 p.m. Doors Open 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Networking 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m. – 8:00pm Speaker: Neil Murray, PMP 8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dessert/Adjourn Synopsis: How do you effectively manage stakeholders on a large capital project when you’re one of many contractors? How do you effectively manage project risk with so many lines of communication between different companies? Knowing how you fit into the overall project organization, and understanding who’s your customer’s customer (and sometimes, your customer’s customer’s customer) is an integral part of effective stakeholder management. Presented from a small consultant’s point of view, the presentation will discuss different strategies for effective stakeholder engagement and management and highlight some lessons learned along the way. About the Keynote Speaker: Neil Murray, PMP is a Project Manager with aeSolutions, a consulting and engineering firm specializing in the Process Safety Lifecycle. His current projects include Process Risk Management, Safety Instrumented Systems design and analysis, and Operations and Maintenance of Safety Instrumented Systems. Originally from Texas, he received his BS in Engineering Technology from Texas A&M University and has been managing projects in Alaska for over 8 years. Neil has been a driving force in creating and fostering the project management role and processes within the company as well as other process improvements in managing and controlling projects across the organization.
August Luncheon Meeting Cost is $35.00 per person, members get a $5.00 discount if logged in and registered before 7pm the Monday before the event. For our summer venue, seats are limited to 40. Non-Members are always welcome to PMIAK events. Speaker: Mike Moora Location: Kinley’s Restaurant & Bar, 3230 Seward Hwy, Anchorage, AK 99503 Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. This month’s topic will be: Malawi Children’s Village H2O Treatment System, Project Management Successes & Challenges Agenda: 11:30 a.m. Doors Open 11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Networking 11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Business 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch, Keynote Speaker: Michael Moora Synopsis: The presentation begins with an introduction to Malawi, in terms of geographical location, population, economic well-being and culture. The need for the project is outlined, with images of the Malawi Children’s Village (MCV) students, instructors and surrounding villagers. A history of the development of the project is shown from inception through project completion in 2012, which leads in to a brief video providing further insights to the people served, the physical size of the treatment system, and the benefits that have resulted following project startup. The remainder of the presentation focuses on several project management and technical lessons learned over the course of the last seven (7) years About the Keynote Speaker: Mike Moora has been a project team member with the Southcentral Alaska Professional Chapter of Engineers Without Borders since 2007, where he currently manages a team associated with supplying drinking water to a school and infant aid facility in the SE African nation of Malawi. Mike has practiced professionally for approximately 40 years in the field of consulting engineering-design. He is currently Program Manager for Doyon Anvil LLC, who has provided design services in both the upstream and downstream sectors of the Alaska energy industry for nearly 45 years. The downtown office currently has a staff of over 50, working on a wide variety of projects for major producers, independents, refiners and mining entities. Mike holds engineering degrees in Chemical, Environmental and Mechanical engineering, and has has worked in a diverse areas such as radionuclide treatment and immobilization, air quality control and permitting, natural gas conditioning, petroleum refining, power generation and water treatment. Mike has lived and worked in Anchorage for the past dozen years, and before that called Colorado home for nearly 25 years.
Fall 2015 CAPM/PMP Exam Preparation Course The PMI Alaska Chapter will once again be hosting our fall CAPM and PMP exam preparation class. The class will meet for four Saturdays beginning September 26. Cost for the course will be: Early Registration: $ 995 members $1,195 non-members Regular Registration: $1,195 members $1,395 non-members Non-Members can save some money by joining PMI and then the Alaska chapter. PMI Annual Fee $139.00 PMI Alaska Chapter Annual Fee $30.00 Total is $169.00 with a savings of $31.00
Fall 2015 Professional Development Workshop The Alaska Chapter of PMI will be hosting a one-day professional development workshop this fall. The event will include a full day of professional development classes, interactive sessions, and a networking reception. Friday, November 13,2015 NANA Development Corp. Conference Room Earn Seven PDUs Cost for the professional development will be: Early Registration: $ 280 members $ 320 non-members Regular Registration: $ 330 members $ 370 non-members Speakers for this Professional Development Event are; Michele Brown – President, United Way of Anchorage Topic: Leadership and Collective Impact Jim Bates – Dir. of Enterprise Technology Services - State of Alaska Walter Almon - Team Lead, Operation Mech. Civil & Lifting at BP Topic: Stakeholder Engagement and Collaboration Dr. Ginger Blackmon – Professor, UAA Topic: Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
July Luncheon Meeting Speaker: Rick Harwell Location: Kinley’s Restaurant & Bar, 3230 Seward Hwy, Anchorage, AK 995033 Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. This month’s topic will be: How HR Helped Achieve Project Success Agenda: 11:30 a.m. Doors Open 11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Networking 11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Business 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch, Keynote Speaker: Rick Harwell Cost is $35.00 per person, members get a $5.00 discount if logged in and before 7 pm the Monday before the event. Non-Members are always welcome to PMI AK events. Synopsis: Rick will discuss how working with HR can help make your project a success. He will share his experiences completing a major capital project in Unalaska, managing an L & D project with Doyon, Limited and how he developed and managed the Navy’s MWR Intern Program. Highlights include the importance of HR in project success, selecting and developing your team and finally celebrating success with your team. About the Keynote Speaker: As Doyon Universal Services’ Human Resources Director, Rick is responsible for all aspects of HR. Before joining DUS, Rick was the Learning & Development Manager at Doyon, Limited in Fairbanks. His background is varied including serving as a Tennessee State Park Ranger, Parks & Recreation Director in Unalaska and Assistant City Manager in Whittier. Rick has his bachelors and masters degrees in education from Memphis State University and completed post graduate studies at the University of Utah and Duke University. He earned his Senior Professional in Human Resources certification in 2010 and his SHRM professional certification in 2015. As an avid outdoorsman, Rick enjoys hunting, fishing, sea-kayaking and most outdoor pursuits.
May Dinner Meeting Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 5:30pm - 8:30pm This is a Joint Dinner Meeting with AACE so please register early as seats are limited! Location : The Petroleum Club, 3301 C Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99503 This Month’s Topic will be: The Business of Transportation Speaker: Dr. Darren Prokop Agenda: 5:30 p.m. Doors Open 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Networking 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m. – 8:00pm Speaker: Dr. Darren Prokop 8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dessert/Adjourn Synopsis: Transportation is vital for any business enterprise. Yet its complexity is often misunderstood. Transportation activity poses some unique costing and pricing problems as well. This presentation will explore these problems as well as lay out the market structure that shippers, carriers, and intermediaries finds themselves in. About the Keynote Speaker: University of Alaska Anchorage. He is also the director of the Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management Program. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Manitoba in 1999. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Prokop worked in government as an economist and in the private sector in inventory planning. Dr. Prokop specializes in transportation economics and its effects on international trade and transportation security. He has published seminal research in leading academic journals with topics ranging from the microfoundations of logistics to air cargo logistics to supply chain security modelling. He has contributed chapters to many books in his field and edited a collection of readings for the two-volume, The Business of Transportation (Praeger). Dr. Prokop is an active consultant to both government and business. An expert on cabotage regulations, Dr. Prokop's opinions in this area are actively sought by international shippers and carriers. A popular speaker and writer, he has contributed to numerous business conferences around the world and has written for many national trade publications on issues ranging from trade liberalization and weathering economic cycles to sensible environmental planning for businesses. Being based in Alaska for many years, Dr. Prokop has enjoyed the rich opportunities for research and consultation afforded in the US's largest state — and one leading the nation with innovations in air cargo liberalization, maritime shipping and the opening of the Arctic. Dr. Prokop has written and spoken extensively on each of these issues and has received multiple awards for his scholarship, teaching and speaking.
February Dinner Meeting Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 5:30pm - 8:30pm Location : The Petroleum Club, 3301 C Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99503 This Month’s Topic will be:An Update on the CD5 Development Agenda: 5:30 p.m. Doors Open 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Networking 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m. – 8:00pm Speaker: James I Brodie, PE, PMP - ConocoPhillips Alaska 8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dessert/Adjourn Synopsis: Review the progress of the CD5 project, a planned new Drill Site facility on Alaska’s North Slope. See the complexities involved, magnitude of effort, and innovative methods required to successfully execute a large project in a remote and sensitive location. About the Keynote Speaker: Jim Brodie is the CD5&NPRA Capital Projects Manager for ConocoPhillips Alaska. Jim has 25 years of experience leading and delivering projects in the Alaska Energy Industry. As a Capital Projects Manager he is involved in navigating projects through the entire life-cycle from conception to handover for operation. Jim has an engineering degree from the University of Alaska and has been a member of PMI and a PMP since 2003.